2nd Judge Blocks Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

Law360 (March 6, 2019, 7:07 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday became the second judge to block the Trump administration's decision to add a question about citizenship status to the upcoming 2020 census, saying the question violates the Constitution's enumeration clause.

After a New York federal judge in January ordered the citizenship question to be excluded from the 2020 census for violating the Administrative Procedures Act, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg similarly concluded that the question ran afoul of the APA. 

However, unlike the January ruling, Wednesday's decision holds that adding the citizenship question violates the U.S. Constitution, making it a broader victory than the one won by New...

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